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RATINGS: 1583   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.94   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 93   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
Squeeze those hops for all they’re worth and prepare to pucker up: Tröegs’ newest single batch brew, Nugget Nectar Ale, will take hopheads to nirvana with a heady collection of Nugget, Warrior and Tomahawk hops. Starting with the same base ingredients of our flagship HopBack Amber Ale, Nugget Nectar intensifies the malt and hop flavors to create an explosive hop experience.

While the brewery considers this an "Imperial Amber Ale" RateBeer considers it an IPA due to the hopping rate. There is no need to send any other corrections on the style.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hoptagon (239) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - JAN 28, 2008
12oz bottle. Thin quickly dissipating white head. Aroma is lightly hoppy with some pine, but doesn’t smack you in the face in the same way as as most 2IPAs. The hop flavor is where this beer really shines, lots of Summit hops followed up by some well balanced sweet malt and a touch of astringent bitterness. Overall well balanced and a bit dangerous at a deceptive 7.5%. Excellent session beer for hopheads.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JLLSU (238) - Acworth, Georgia, USA - FEB 13, 2013
12oz bottle via trade with budznsudz---> Boulevard stemmed glass. Pours light amber with a very thin white head and pretty good lace. Aroma is resinous pine and mild citrus. Taste follows aroma with some lightly sweet malt in the mix. Slightly oily palate with a small bit of carb. Very nice for the style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bucs572000 (237) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 6, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2014 Poured from a 12oz bottle. Aroma is citrus, grapefruit, and caramel malt. Flavors are citrus, grapefruit, light pine, tropical fruit, and caramel malt. Such a great crisp Ipa, so solid.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brainlair (236) - Maryland, USA - MAR 7, 2010
UPDATED: APR 4, 2010 12oz bottle. Pours clear amber with a thin head. Great aroma, all piney hops with a touch of caramel underneath. Taste is quite good, but doesn’t live up to the aroma. All citrus and floral hoppy notes, fading into a gentle malty finish. Very little bitterness anywhere, and yet still not to sweet. I look forward to it each year.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Moggman (235) - Columbus, USA - MAR 8, 2009
Bottle. Pours amber with white head. Aroma is citrus hops with slight notes of malts in the background. Flavor is bitter hops from start to finish, slight grapefruit notes and a little malt in the background.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gmb5127 (234) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 30, 2014
UPDATED: FEB 8, 2014 Such an amazing beer, there is simply nothing else to say about it. I could drink quite a lot of these.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Eberndt (234) - - JUL 13, 2014
Poured from bottle. Pours clear with a fluffy white head with lots of lacing. Slightly sweet and malty with a good hops balance.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
FishBizkit (234) - Camp Hill, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 25, 2012
Yay Nectar! I dream about it for months, and it’s finally here. Pours rich, clear orange amber with a nice fat finger head. Big fruity citrus hop nose. A hint of malt and hay slipping in the middle on the palate. This years batch seems to have a bit less nectar "fruity pebbles" floral sweetness in the end compared to previous years. Palate is average texture, full of rocky bubbles, slight slickness. A fantastic beer. I’ll have a few too few over the next couple weeks, and wait in anticipation for next year. -Fish!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
oreogobbler (228) - Austin, Texas, USA - SEP 21, 2008
The aroma is so filling and decadent. Strong citrus character, but when you pull the glass away from your face it’s more of an raspberry/strawberry italian soda aroma. Very interesting, I also get some pungent sharp hop aroma, spice, honey and musk. Pours a somewhat cloudy amber orange, some thickness, and intense head. Full orange, peach, and spice flavor, there are some hops in there, but not too much. Strong syrupy after taste. The mouth feel is thick and full. It’s a solid beer. I enjoyed it quite a bit.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dmradus (227) - Ithaca, New York, USA - APR 5, 2008
Fairly opaque dark orange, nice large big-bubble white head that lasts. Good lacing. Excellent balance in the nose: grapefruit, other tamer citrus notes like tangerine, quite flowery, sweet toffee. Taste is a bit tilted to the malt upfront: caramel sweetness, fruits, but in the mid-palate and finish the hops shine through in citrus and a rasping, lasting bitter aftertaste. High carbonation, nice and sessionable.

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